Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
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- Seasonal times Sep 1–Jul 31: Daily 10am–5pm; Aug 1–31: Daily 10am–6pm.
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Standing opposite Modern Two (formerly Dean Gallery), the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One is fronted by the giant Landform sculpture by Charles Jencks, a stepped, serpentine mound reflected in three crescent-shaped pools of water. Inside the gallery, which has a striking neo-classical façade that fits perfectly with Edinburgh’s ‘Athens of the North’ tag, are works by artists such as Picasso, Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud, in frequently changing displays. The popular gallery café more than doubles its capacity in summer months by setting up outdoor seating.
Reviews & features
Best free world-class art to enjoy in Edinburgh and Glasgow21 Sep 2018
With a range of free galleries and exhibitions across both cities, there's plenty of scope to have a very arty day out on a shoestring budget
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50th Anniversary: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art9 Dec 2009
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Visual art: In the frame15 Sep 2008
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Anthony d'Offay donates £125 million contemporary art collection to Scotland and the Tate27 Feb 2008
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Richard Long3 Jul 2007
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